Chambers Director and Managing Counsel
  • SIAC Award Writing Program – 2018
  • ICC Institute Program for Tribunal Secretaries – 2017
  • J.D., Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada – 2008
  • Certificate in International Business Law, Queen’s University International Study Centre – 2006
  • B.A. Fine Arts (Piano Performance), University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada – 2004
  • New York, USA (2009)
  • Ontario, Canada (2009)
  • Chambers Director and Managing Counsel – Arbitration Chambers (2017 – present)
  • Associate – Norton Rose Fulbright – Singapore (2013 – 2017)
  • Deputy Counsel – Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2011 – 2013)
  • Associate  – Torys LLP – Toronto and New York (2009 – 2011)
  • Articling Student & Summer Associate - Torys LLP - Toronto and New York (2007 – 2009) 

Tim has acted as tribunal secretary, arbitrator and party representative in a number of international commercial arbitrations, including the following:

Tribunal Secretary / Arbitrator

  • Sole Arbitrator in an SIAC arbitration relating to a call on a guarantee arising from a debt owed under a settlement agreement. The arbitration is seated in Singapore and governed by Singapore law.
  • Tribunal Secretary in a JCAA arbitration relating to a joint venture dispute, with sums in dispute in excess of US$1.2 billion. The arbitration is seated in Tokyo, and is governed by Korean law.
  • Tribunal Secretary in an HKIAC matter arising out of alleged violations of series of IP agreements between a group of US claimants and Chinese respondents. The matter is seated in Hong Kong and subject to English law.
  • Tribunal Secretary in an ICC arbitration arising out of a dispute regarding a mining joint venture in Indonesia. The arbitration is seated in Singapore, and the contract governed by the laws of Indonesia.
  • Assistant to an Emergency Arbitrator in a dispute related to a Subcontract between Australian and US companies pertaining to the oil and gas industry. The contract was governed by Western Australian law and administered by the ICC.
  • Tribunal Secretary in an ICDR arbitration arising out of a shareholder dispute regarding investments in a major travel service, with the amount in dispute in excess of US$100 million. The arbitration is seated in San Francisco, and the contract governed by Californian law.
  • Tribunal Secretary in an ICDR arbitration relating to investments in a failed resort project in Korea. The arbitration is seated in New York, and governed by the laws of the State of New York.
  • Tribunal Secretary in a shareholder and financing dispute over assets in Russia, involving a complex series of transactions, restructuring and parallel proceedings with an amount in dispute in excess of US$30 million. The contract is governed by Korean law, and administered by the KCAB.
  • Tribunal Secretary in a dispute arising out of a Facility Agreement. The matter was bifurcated to address complex preliminary issues relating to the authority of counsel arising out of alleged incapacity of a party on the basis of court orders of a third jurisdiction in which the party is not domiciled. The matter is governed by Hong Kong law, and administered by the HKIAC.
  • Tribunal Secretary in an arbitration with a high value claim by a US company against a Chinese technology company, relating to an alleged failure to deliver a platform for the distribution of electronic books in China. The contract was governed by Delaware law and administered by the HKIAC.
  • Tribunal Secretary in an SIAC arbitration arising from the assignment of proceeds from the sale of commodities between a major bank and a Singapore trading company. The contract was governed by Singapore law and seated in Singapore.
  • Tribunal Secretary in an SIAC arbitration involving a Singaporean company and a Japanese company. The dispute arises out of the sale and purchase of coal, and relates to maritime and shipping issues. The matter is seated in Singapore and administered under the SIAC Rules 2016. The governing law is Indonesian Law.
  • Assistant to an Emergency Arbitrator in an arbitration relating to disputes over broadcasting rights for sport programs in Asia. The contract was governed by Singapore law and administered by the SIAC.

Counsel (representative matters):

  • Represented a Malaysian energy company in an ICC arbitration with a Bangladeshi public entity. The dispute arose out of contested payments due under a power purchase agreement for the generation and sale of power in Bangladesh. The arbitration was seated in Singapore the governing law was Bangladesh law.
  • Represented an international oil & gas company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a gas production sharing agreement between several major producers. The arbitration was seated in London and the contract was governed by the laws of England & Wales.
  • Defended a major international food company against a damages claim in excess of US$600 million in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration seated in Thailand and subject to Thai law. The dispute arose out of a long-term joint venture production contract with a Thai company.
  • Represented an Indian bank in an UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitration seated in Singapore against a state-owned company and the state in relation to the financing of the re-development of an airport (under a concession agreement); claims exceeded US$160 million. Disputes arose out of a complex suite of financing agreements under which the Indian bank held direct rights against the company and the state for termination of the concession.
  • Represented a major Korean construction company in a dispute arising out of a joint venture for the bidding and construction of power development projects in Iraq. The arbitration was seated in Singapore, administered by the SIAC and subject to Singapore law.
  • Represented a large Indian infrastructure conglomerate, the Employer, in an ad hoc arbitration seated in India under the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 with a hearing venue in Singapore. The dispute arises out of a suite of contracts for the construction of a coal-fired power plant in India, in relation to claims brought by the main contractor valued at over US$240 million for (among other things) delay, variation of works and liquidated damages.
  • SIAC Award Writing Program – 2018
  • ICC Institute Program for Tribunal Secretaries – 2017
  • J.D., Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada – 2008
  • Certificate in International Business Law, Queen’s University International Study Centre – 2006
  • B.A. Fine Arts (Piano Performance), University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada – 2004
  • English (native)
  • French (fluent spoken)
  • Canadian
  • Australian
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